How I BECAME Elimelart? 

One evening me (4-5 years old) and my mother were visiting  street Vanemuise in Tartu. I wrote two wishes on a small piece of paper because I believed that if I put this piece of paper deep between the rocks in the wall of Vanemuise street, my wishes would come true. And you know what? They are coming true.

Do we choose who we want to be or is it a destiny from the day of creation? We can be anyone, we must only imagine. It's not so easy to become someone different in the physical reality, but it is much easier in the fantasy world. Exploring human soul, dreams, emotions and thoughts became my passion in my creative process.​​​​​​​

From 2007 I used mobile phones to capture surroundings around me, friends, backstage etc...Besides the digital I often return to film, because I find enjoyment in vintage photography. I collect vintage lenses, and test them on my hybrid Sony. 

My good friends always have been ballet, stretching, painting, singing, piano playing, listening to music. I am doing everything related to art, science and love.​​​​​​​

Process started 01.01.2014, at the New Eve night, then I decided to take photography more seriously and started to make free photoshoots with other people.
From 2018 I am working as full time freelance photographer, being mother to my daughter (born February 2018), part of my life are also being a hobby model, designer and stylist.
From 2020 I started shooting weddings as well. My freelance photography became daily profession that I enjoy very much!

Photographer: Terje Talts

Education

Year 2020
Sue Bryce Education,
CreativeLive, Fine Art Conceptual Photography from Shoot through Post-Processing, by 
Pratik Naik & Bella Kotak,
Kirill Sakrukin "Photoshop basics",
CreativeLive, SkillSet: Wedding Essentials,
Sabri Suby, "How to grow your sales", webinar,
Sue B. Zimmerman, "The 3 Keys", webinar.

Year 2019
CreativeLive, Creative Studio Lighting, Lindsay Adler, November 2019,
CreativeLive, Fine Art Photography by Brooke Shaden, October 2019,
CretiveLive, Local Dodging and Burning for Beauty Retouching, Chris Knight,​​​​​​
IGTV, Fineart_Photomarathon, 14.04.2019-18.05.2019,
"Commercial and product photography" by Eduard Kraft, 08.04.2019-12.05.2019,
Marketing webinar with Josh Rossi, 05.04.2019,
Expanding your own creativity workshop by Ilona Pulkstene, 23.03.2019,
Wokshop by Dmitry Rogozhkin, 16.03.2019-17.03.2019,

Before 2018
Tallinna University, BFA Sound Design & Spanish language and culture, 2011-2018,
Narva Estonian Gymnasium 2010-2011,
Narva Kreenholm Music School, piano, 2004-2011,
Tallinn Ballet School, 2002-2009,
and more 8 school I had been during my childhood and creative places. ​​​​​​​
Publications

Dark Beauty X Fashion Magazine  5.18
"Artell no.1" 2016, ajakiri, p. 33-34, 56-61
"Eesti JA Põhjamaad - Eesti KUI Põhjamaa?" Tartu Ülikooli eetikakeskus, p.92


EXHIBITION HISTORY

Past:

03-04 of August 2019, Home Exhibition "Beginning“ Tallinn.
06.02.2019-02.03.2019, Haapsalu Linnagalerii "Sensuaalne fotopuhkus" Haapsalu.
16.11.18, UDJA: Current Value Restoran Viktoria, Tallinn.
10.12.2016-02.01.2019, Pärnu Keskraamatukogu "Loetud hetked" Pilt: "Teisiti lugemine", Pärnu.
2017, Tartu Ülikool: Omicum “Meid kotib“, Tartu.
2016 & 2015, Kultuurikatel “Raamist välja linnaruum”, Tallinn​​​​​​​

"Phoenix" self-portrait 2020

Photography for: 

Tallinn Design festival, Tallinn Music Week, Eesti Muusika päevad, Noortebänd, Tallinn Architecture Biennale(TAB), Tallinna Ülikooli Kultuuri Klubi, Tallinna Ülikooli Fotoklubi.
TEAM
Liisu Mitman

Jumestaja

Asukoht: Tallinn, Eesti

E-post: okas.liisu@gmail.com
Kaari Kaasik

Assistent alates juuni 2020
Helga-Liisa Oselin

Assistent alates juuni 2020
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